Revival 2016: Blessed Truths from the Robes that Jesus Wore
Matthew 27:27-37 King James Version (KJV)
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. 33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. 35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 36 And sitting down they watched him there; 37 And set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews.
Isaiah 63:1 King James Version (KJV)
1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Let me give you a faith picture;
Exodus 26:31 King James Version (KJV)
31 And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
Mark 15:38 King James Version (KJV)
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
Hebrews 10:19-20King James Version (KJV)
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
One thing we can truly say is that Satan is good at is overstepping his boundaries. And God often over rules what Satan does to hinder and makes it turn out to be a blessing. Take the Apostle John for example; History says he was merely a teenager when he got saved and very close to 100 when he died, he would have to sit to preach when he was old and feeble with snow white hair, but before that for his testimony great persecution came on him, they tried to kill him by boiling him in oil, and then sending him to the isle of Patmos, but oh, my God had greater plans for the man of God, he had to take dictation for the Holy Spirit and write the book of Revelation. Could you imagine the conversation that might have taken place between Satan, Sin and Death, when our Saviour died on the Cross? Satan hates anything that God is doing therefore he hates you after you’re saved, not because of you but because he is the arch enemy of God. 4 I believe he watched our Saviour die, with anticipation that he (Satan) might become the sovereign at any moment. He probably watched to see if even an eyelash twitched, to make sure He was dead. Oh, but friend Jesus got up that third and glorious morning and slapped Satan, death, hell and the grave up against the side of that tomb, and over ruled them! Because God is for us, He came to redeem us, and was victorious! I believe this evening God wants to save someone from a sure hell, He wants to be victorious in someone’s life this evening; I also believe that Satan has employed every demonic force he can to keep it from happening. There are at least four robes we find that our Saviour wore; three of those were placed on Him to mock Him, oh but God over ruled to glorify His Son. As they were trying to mock Him with these robes, 5 they just emphasized the truths of who our LORD really was, and what He was doing on that old rugged cross.
Psalm 45:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
Isaiah 63:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Two wonderful truths about Christ garments found in these two passages;
1. They were sweet smelling; they smelled of the Godhead, straight from heaven;
A. Myrrh – The Father – In Death He forsook Him 6
B. Aloe – The Son – He took our hell so we would not have too
C. Cassia – The Holy Spirit – Stripped from this life – but rose again the third day
2. They were Blood Stained
A. Vicarious Blood – You and I
B. Victorious Blood – The handwriting that was against us
too be continued, Hopefully tomorrow will be up and finished.
Four types of garments that our Saviour wore;
1. Distinctive Garments
a. Swaddling Clothes – death clothes
b. The Hem of His garment – Finished work
1. Turned up – “if I be lifted up”
2. Pierced – hands and feet
3. Threaded – God’s eternal plan
4. Wings –
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
2. Distinguished Garments
a. The Judge – Rev. 1
b. The Conqueror – Rev. 19
3. Discarded Garments
a. Washed their feet – Service
b. The Scourging – Suffering
c. The parting of His Garments – Sacrifice
d. The Empty Grave clothes – Sovereignty
4. The Disdained Garments – The Robes
I. THE FIRST ONE WAS A SCARLET ROBE
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
That color scarlet speaks of our Saviour’s death for sin; sin is described in the Bible as being scarlet red.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
That color scarlet is dyed into a garment by the blood of a tola worm The female worm would attach herself to the trunk of a tree and lay her eggs, while giving birth she would bleed out and die she left a scarlet secretion on that tree, but her new babies lived, and when the garment is dyed it becomes permanent, you cannot get the dye out.
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Satan was mocking Jesus that day but thank God He was doing something permanent on that cross, He was becoming sin for you and me.
It is possible for a saved person to sin after he is saved, but he no longer enjoys sin because of the great cost of his salvation, He became sin for us.
1 Peter 1:18-19
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
This Bible has a scarlet thread running through it.
II. THE SECOND ONE WAS THE GORGEOUS ROBE
And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
History says this was a dazzling white robe.
And that speaks of Priesthood.
The High Priestly Garments were indeed breath taking, when he was coming you could hear and smell him before you could see him, then once you saw him it would take your breath – gorgeous.
Friends our Saviour was about to enter into a place no one else could go!
He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
III. THE THIRD ONE WAS A PURPLE ROBE
John 19:2-3 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
John 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
This speaks of His kingship – They were mocking Him as being King of the Jews.
1 Samuel 22:1-2
David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
David was rightfully the KING but was in exile, the cave was the gathering place for the people of the KING;
1. The distressed 2. The debtor 3. The Discontenet
2. The debtor 3. The Discontenet
3. The Discontenet
Little did they know they were standing in the presence of THE KING OF KINGS.
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
This speaks of rightful ownership; He had dominion over it all, and will be back someday to claim it all.
IV. THE FOURTH ONE WAS THE SEAMLESS ROBE
John 19:23 23
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
This robe is not described in scripture as to the color of it – but I believe it was blue
Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
This speaks of our Saviour who came from heaven for us, and that there was no division in it.
Colossians 1:15-17 15
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
You see this robe was given to them by their parents, usually made by the Mother, and was unique, and highly treasured
Luke 15:22 22
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
He was showing us that when we come to Him and He saves us He puts on us the BEST robe
The vail of the Temple contained these colors